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Journal Title: Journal of Historical Pragmatics
Volume/Issue:   14/2
Date: 2013
Table of Contents: 2013. iv, 173 pp.

Table of Contents

Articles

The evolution of three pragmatic markers: As it were, so to speak/say and if you like
Claudia Claridge 161 – 184

A defence of the focus hypothesis concerning Late Medieval Greek object clitic pronouns: A case study of light verbs in the Chronicle of Morea
Jorie Soltic 185 – 209

Have you seen what I mean?: From verbal constructions to discourse markers
Catherine Bolly and Liesbeth Degand 210 – 235

Courtroom interaction between 1760 and 1860: On defendants taking (re)initiating moves
Esperanza Rama-Martínez 236 – 262

Pray in Early Modern English drama
Ursula Lutzky and Jane Demmen 263 – 284

Formulae and performativity in Middle English documents
Tanja Rütten 285 – 304

Reviews

Merja Kytö, Peter J. Grund and Terry Walker. Testifying to Language and Life in Early Modern England
Reviewed by Magdalena Leitner 305 – 309

Martin Conboy. The Language of Newspapers. Socio-Historical Perspectives.
Reviewed by Birte Bös 310 – 315

Irma Taavitsainen and Päivi Pahta (eds.). Early Modern English Medical Texts. Corpus Description and Studies.
Reviewed by Thomas Kohnen 316 – 320

Herbert Schendl and Laura Wright (eds.). Code-Switching in Early English. (Topics in English Linguistics 76.)
Reviewed by Alpo Honkapohja 321 – 327

Barbara Wehr and Frédéric Nicolosi (eds.). Pragmatique historique et syntaxe. Historische Pragmatik und Syntax. Actes de la section du même nom du XXXIe Romanistentag allemand
Reviewed by Juhani Härmä and Elina Suomela-Härmä 328 – 333
Publisher: John Benjamins
Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
Historical Linguistics
Pragmatics
 
LL Issue: 24.2408